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NCR Editorial: Don’t ignore the past in the present fight against Islamic State

The seeds of the U.S. defeat in the Vietnam War were planted years before, most notably on March 8, 1965. That was the day the first U.S. Marine combat troops landed in Danang, Vietnam. That action gave a civil conflict a global stage, forming Vietnamese patriots overnight. If we had only understood. Read the full...

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ACI North Wicklow Branch Minutes – 10th Sep 2014

John began the meeting by welcoming everyone and offering apologies from those who could not attend. Teresa  then led the group in an opening reflection. Agenda: The agenda consisted of a discussion of the following questions: How can we promote church trust and communication? What are the major issues facing parents and families? What guidance...

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Church should make ‘unconventional couples’ welcome: Italian Bishop

The Catholic church should make “unconventional couples” feel at home instead of making them targets of “de facto discrimination,” the leader of the Italian Bishops Conference and an ally of Pope Francis said this week. To open this complete article in another window, click on the source below: National Catholic Reporter

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North Wicklow ACI – Meeting Wednesday 10th September

~ Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI)   North Wicklow   Meeting – Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 7.30 p.m.in the Portacabin in St Fergal’s Church Grounds, Killarney Road, Bray. The meeting will address: How can we promote trust and communication within the church? All welcome! If attending for the first time please call John...

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North Wicklow ACI – Minutes of Meeting 12th August 2014

~ Minutes of meeting of North Wicklow branch of ACI held on Tuesday 12th August 2014 In St Fergal’s Thirteen people attended and seven other members sent apologies. As we all introduced ourselves it became clear that we were all here because we love our church and want to do all we can to help...

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The real reason for the Vatican’s problem with LCWR

Was it their custom of collaborative decision-making that gained US nuns the disapproval of the Vatican? The Leadership Conference of Women Religious spent the first day of its annual assembly in Nashville, Tenn., exploring the group’s “contemplative, collaborative process for making decisions,” which we know the Vatican has found troublesome.This is, in fact, but an...

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Petition to have Family Synod broadcast globally

  The umbrella organisation ‘Catholic Church Reform International’ – to which ACI is affiliated – has posted a petition to Pope Francis to have the upcoming Rome synod on the family broadcast globally. To see the argument for this, and to access the petition itself, click here to open another web page.  

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ACI North Wicklow Meeting Minutes July 1st

Minutes of Meeting Tuesday 1st July John Kelly welcomed us and reminded us that we had chosen for our July Meeting to a) study the ACI Aims and Objectives with a view to deciding individually on whether join ACI if we had not already done so and b) discuss the Vatican Survey on Family with...

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Minutes from the April Dublin South ACI Meeting

‘The Family looking Outward’ Communication and Relationships with Wider Society of Marginalised Families and Groups. April 29th  2014 All were welcomed to the 4th Meeting on Family. We recalled the content of the previous three meetings as context for this fourth in which to address Family Communication and Relationships with the Wider Society of marginalised...

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Fr William Stuart on Discipleship

On Thursday 22nd May Howth Parish Reform and Renewal present Fr William Stuart speaking on the theme of ‘Discipleship.’ This is in a response to the call of Pope Francis to all lay people in our church. The event is in St. Columbanus Hall, Howth at 8pm, everyone welcome.  

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